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This beautiful true 50% or 1/2 scale Colt single action army revolver by Tom P. Weston of Mexico City now resides in my personal collection.  It is engraved by Colt master engraver Alvin A. White, and features elephant ivory grips.  It is chambered for and will shoot the .22 short rimfire cartridge.  Probably the finest miniature Colt SAA known!

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This is a 1/2 scale Winchester Model 1866 saddle ring Carbine by the renown Tom P. Weston of Mexico City, Mexico.  Probably made in the 1950's or 1960's.  100% fully functional and chambered to shoot the .22 short rim fire cartridge.  20 3/4" long overall with a 10" .22 caliber rifled barrel.  Brass frame, sideplates, cartridge lifter, crescent buttplate, and buttplate trapdoor.  The balance of the metal parts are machined blued steel.  The buttstock and forearm are elephant ivory, the left side of the buttstock expertly high relief carved with the typical Mexican spread winged eagle with a snake grasp in it's beak and right claw, with the eagle perched on a prickly pear cactus.  Checkered hammer spur, standard carbine flip rear sight, saddle ring mounted to the left rear of the frame.  The top of the barrel hand engraved with the proper Winchester barrel address.  The frame, sideplates, cartridge lifter, and buttplate are very nicely scroll engraved with about 80% coverage.  Complete with an original Weston deluxe walnut case with very heavy beveled glass.  The interior has never been French fitted, and has a loose piece of red felt covering the bottom.  There is even a neat functional three piece cleaning rod in the trap in the buttstock.  The serial number, 54, is stamped into the bottom of the frame just behind the trigger.  The Weston markings are deeply stamped into the lower tang just behind the lever latch.  Wonderful condition other than the case interior needs to be completed.  The rifle is near mint, the brass parts having a very pleasing and mellow dark patina that can only come with age.  The bone showing a pleasing aged patina with a couple of minor cracks that do not affect the structural integrity or the overall pleasing look.

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This is a pair of Colt pistols made by famous inventor Harvey Geyer in 1935.  Mr. Geyer of Dayton, Ohio held over 200 U.S. patents, and is best known to me as the inventor of the flame thrower.  He was also appointed to head the Wright estate after Orville Wright's death.  The set of Colts includes a 2/3 scale Colt "Cloverleaf" revolver and a 2/3 scale Colt Thuer number 3 derringer.  Both have rifled barrels.  Both are chambered for and will shoot the .22 short rimfire cartridge.  The frames of both pistols are yellow brass, the balance of the parts being fire blued steel.  Both have two piece elephant ivory grips that are showing a beautiful aged patina.  The pair is housed in a wood  casing made to look like a book.  The case interior English fit.  The case bottom lined in red velour, the case top padded and lined in red silk.

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 !!!!!Winner of NRA silver medal # 81 at the 2013 NRA Annual Meetings as one of the 3 best miniatures on display!!!!!

This is an antique toy 12 shot revolving cannon,  made by an unknown maker, I'm told between 1875 and 1880.  Measures about 15 3/4" long overall with a 7 1/2" smoothbore barrel of  about .34 caliber.  The front wheels measure 5 1/4" in diameter and the rear wheels measure 2 7/8" in diameter.  All of the wheels are about 11/16" wide.  The cannon is about 7 3/4" wide and about 8 1/2" tall.  Construction is cast iron, machined steel, and machined brass.  The sideplates and wheels look to be cast iron, and are painted an olive green enamel, except for the wheel spokes, which are painted a red enamel. The barrel, cylinder, axles, hammer, and the rest of the steel parts look to be machined steel. The hardware is mostly high quality brass. The round wheel nuts have not only holes for a spanner wrench, but are also knurled on the edges. The ejector rod button also has knurled edges, and looks to have traces of maybe tin plating on the front. From the looks of it, I'm guessing the cannon shoots .38 Smith & Wesson centerfire blanks, but it might shoot live rounds too!  There are no markings of any kind that I can see.  It is interesting how the hand and pawl work on the outside of the cylinder, like a ratchet, instead of the rear like most revolvers. Really interesting mechanism. There is a lever on the right side that when pulled back, cocks and trips the hammer, and also advances the cylinder. One of the coolest toys I have ever seen! It is obviously very old, but just as obviously, it has been well cared for over the years. I think it is a factory made piece, as the equipment to cast the parts would have been way beyond most home hobbyist. Not that there were any home hobbyist during that time period anyway!  Has about 90% of the original olive green and red enamel paint, which shows some dirt, stains, and fading. The steel parts are a gray brown patina with some very minor dings and some very fine pitting in places. Look at the photos, they pretty much tell the tale, and to be honest, I don't really know anything more about it anyway! If you have any info, I would sure appreciate you letting me know.  Includes NRA silver medal #81 that was won as one of the 3 best miniatures on display at the 2013 NRA Annual Meetings.

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This piece will be on display at the Craftsmanship Museum for the next year! 

This is a spectacular 1/4 scale miniature Russian snow Maxim medium machine gun made by Miniart in Russia in 1994.  This thing is just unbelievable!!!  Measures 15 1/4" long overall with a 7 3/8" barrel and 2 15/16" diameter wood spoke wheels.  The finish is white paint, blue steel, and bright in the white steel.  100% fully functional and it will feed, chamber, extract, & eject the included solid steel dummy cartridges.  The top of each grip handle unscrews to reveal a cleaning brush.  The rear sight has the graduated distance markings.  The top cover marked with a 5 point Russian star, 1994, and 0006 which is the serial number.  There were a total of 14 of these Maxims made of which 7 were the white snow Maxims.  The others were olive drab green.  The snow Maxims have a large lid on top of the water jacket secured with a bail type latch.  This was so that snow or ice could be put into the cooling jacket when temperatures were below freezing.  Almost mint perfect condition with just a couple of tiny handling mark chips in the white paint.  The blue steel absolutely mint.  Complete with a green canvas ammo belt with brass tabs and rivets, and eight dummy cartridges.  One of the finest miniature firearms to ever come out of Russia.

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 This piece will be on display at the Craftsmanship Museum for the next year!

This 1/4 scale CETME rifle won NRA silver medal # 72 at the National rifle Association Annual Meetings on May 16, 2010!!! 

This is one of the neatest miniatures I have ever seen!  It is a fully functional 1/4 scale CETME rifle made at the Spanish government arsenal in Spain.  The CETME rifle was developed by the Spanish arsenal to be their front line battle rifle.  It was in .308 caliber.  H & K later developed the select fire HK G3 and the semi-automatic HK-91 from this rifle.  100% fully functional, it comes complete with the original case and 17 rounds of machined brass dummy ammunition.  You can load the magazine and it will feed, chamber, extract, and eject.  This is a select fire weapon and the selector and safety both work.  

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